All photos © Alison M. Jones NWNL is proud to have its imagery included in the Smithsonian’s WATER/WAYS Exhibit traveling across the US as part of their “Museum on Main Street” program. From now until Feb 2020, WATER/WAYS will be shown in small towns that face water availability, quality and usage challenges. Smithsonian believes photography … Continue reading WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns
Introducing a new semi-regular blog series: What We're Reading! For two months this winter, our NWNL Director Alison Jones was in Kenya. Among the many interviews and trips to the Omo and Mara River Basins, Alison was also busy reading during this expedition. The goal of this new blog series is to share the books … Continue reading What We’re Reading #1
“Water meanders in and out of every discipline, so we can never have too many poets, hydrologists, urban planners, biologists, lawyers, writers, physicians, NGO’s, or geologists working to amplify and aid water’s voice”, says artist Basia Irland. In Irland’s Receding / Reseeding series, river water is frozen, carved into the form of a book, which … Continue reading Art as Activism to Save Our Rivers
WATER, an upcoming exhibit of Edward Burtynsky photographs, is on NWNL's radar. His photography addresses categories: distressed ecosystems, infrastructure control, agriculture, aquaculture, waterfront, and waterway sources. Two NYC galleries will feature his work in mid-September-November: Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Watermark, a documentary film by Burtynsky in collaboration with Jennifer Baichwal, explores the impacts of … Continue reading Beautiful scenes and terrifying views of how humankind intersects with water resources.
This weekend over 50 musicians performed in the snow for a glacier. "Requiem for a Glacier" composed by Paul Walde is a 4 movement oratorio. Walde collaborated with arts curator, Kiara Lynch, who recruited and rehearsed volunteers for the project. Approximately 40 choir singers, 50 musicians, a group of sound technicians, mountain guides, a film/video … Continue reading Orchestra climbs Farnham Glacier in the Kootenays to play “Requiem For A Glacier” to raise awareness of glacial melt
Have a few laughs and check out more of T. McCracken's witty water quality cartoons and ecology cartoons!!!
NWNL would like to spotlight artists utilizing art as a platform to raise awareness of water issues. Currently on view at Pace Gallery in NYC -Maya Lin creates sculptural topographies of disappearing watersheds. With recycled silver, steel pins, marble and wood, Lin presents aerial views of waterways exploring environmental issues. Watch a 5 minute video … Continue reading the art of addressing water conservation